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Steampunk Revolver by Airesyll Steampunk Revolver by Airesyll
A replica LeMat revolver I dressed up with some copper tubing, a pressure regulator thingy, and some holes.

When using this, I crammed some glowsticks down the lower barrel so that cool arcane light would glow from the holes. This didn't work very well, so I'm thinking of coming up with some sort of LED lighting to put in there.

This replica is a non firing prop manufactured by Denix.

A real LeMat is a French made percussion cap revolver that holds 9 .41 caliber rounds in its cylinder, and a shotgun round in the large underbarrel. The shotgun round is fired by flipping the striker on the hammer down to hit the lower firing pin. Pretty nifty for Civil War era technology.
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Easycompany506 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Aw man. LeMats are probably my favorite revolvers besides the nearly unknown Colt Patersen. Nice.
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the-third-guy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
This is badass!
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DarkperishBioWeapon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
i would love to have a gun like that, not only power, even the structure looks awesome with it, cheers my friend
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Tigadee Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Very nice... I thought the glowstick idea was a good one. Too bad it didn't work. What happened there?
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:iconairesyll:
Airesyll Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The larger sizes were too large to fit in the barrel, and the smaller ones that fit were not bright enough.
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singularitycomplex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Find a flintlock revolver and BAM "steampunk" revolver, no modification necessary, and it would be so much cooler.
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deathblade2468 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
you could try putting the leds in bullet casings and making it so that they can shine into the tube gives it a little more variety and can also be a really cool additive piece like on a ammo belt having multiple colors you know. just a thought
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LazerEagle1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually the LeMat is an American gun.... Even though the guy who made it had a French name and lived in New Orleans, it's still American. Sweet prop though!
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mightylcanis Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
It was also manufactured in Paris and London. Though, you are right, it was designed by Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, and originally produced by John Krider of Philadelphia. It was almost exclusively a Confederate weapon, if not completely exclusive, during the American Civil War. What bugs me most about this work, is the cartridges.. when it's a cap and ball revolver.
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superpierre59 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
yes at first place the lemat was made by a french doctor for the americans but he quickly armed the french officer so yeah originally its a french weapons but for americans pretty funny inst it ?
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LazerEagle1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it is. But the guy was living in New Orleans at the time, so idk. We could base it off his nationality or where it was invented. It's not very clear xD
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superpierre59 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
mhhh so its franco-america revolver ! the idea have talk XD
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LazerEagle1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yeah!
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headbanger201 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Sic
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:iconragewalker:
Ragewalker Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Wonderful idea to put some steampunk spirit into such legendary and unique weapon as LeMat! I love It!
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Nekkofox Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
......
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joepfish Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Righteous.
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M1DNAA Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Dece!! worth faving :)
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NelosMoonbeam Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, NICE.
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Kosor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I love LeMat... and this is aaaahhhh
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Airesyll Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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Zainthar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Use a laser. You know the kind with the presure plate that hooks to the trigger. Put laster in the lower toob with a prism or something at the end to give off dif colors and reflect em down the tube. I say this so if you was to fire it right before it fires the toob will gif off a glow as if charging... Just random thought. Gun looks wicked btw.
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:iconairesyll:
Airesyll Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, that is an idea I will have to look into.
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jonnyzee69 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda reminds me of bioshock one's pistol after you upgrade it - love it!
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:iconairesyll:
Airesyll Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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hellsing80h Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love that gun ^^
allway good to have a 6 shooter with 9 rounds and a shotgun shell :)
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Erwin-Rommel93 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I've fired the LeMat. Incredibly accurate for black-powder, and the 12/20-gauge shotgun shell is devastating at close range. Great work!
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Airesyll Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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SnowDem0n Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Dang thats amazing! where'd you buy the LeMat Replica? i might try making this for myself, that is, if its ok with you. id definetly add my own tweaks, but the basics id love to copy...
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:iconairesyll:
Airesyll Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I bought the LeMat from some western and civil war replicas website. The manufacturer is Denix. It should come up with a quick Google. If you make one, let me know when you post it. I'd like to see your version :)
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RavingEagle Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Really like the work on this piece. In your comment you mentioned that you wanted to add lighting, you might want to check out this site [link]
Hope this is helpful.
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:iconairesyll:
Airesyll Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, thanks. That certainly does look useful. *mad scientist brain goes to work*
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is awesome! Great work!
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:iconairesyll:
Airesyll Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
i dont see how steam would help with a manual/mechanical reloading system. seems to me its already functional. without the steam. its a cool freakin design though.
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:iconairesyll:
Airesyll Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, maybe it could blowback the system to make the revolver automatic, since they were not double action back then. I think I've come up with more BS to explain it after the fact, when, as you mentioned, I just wanted it to look cool. I'm glad you like it, despite it's nonsensical nature :P
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
i love sifi and stuff.
i understand completely. mechs are my baby, though i know in RL they wouldnt never be touched.
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Airesyll Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they are working on power armor. Not quite mecha though.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
its a long convo on how power armor and mechs serve differnet roles and how some items are better... eh. yeah it would take a while, im in the army. i work with mechanics and know a few engineers.
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Airesyll Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see power armor as more of an infantry enhancement tool, whereas mecha would be a heavy weapons platform. Mecha is just less viable than existing heavy weapons systems, or we would have developed it already. Either way, robodog is terrifying.

Thanks for your service.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
the main issue with powered armor for soliders are teh power source, you would have to fit the equivalent of a car engine on a guys back in preferably the space of lunch box. you would need a nuke reactor or something, alot like what has been suggested by iron man and halo media (crysis is a good example on how we would do it, though good luck getting the same effects) . we have versions that work in a not half bad way, but you cant get them to be self powered. there are a few solutions like micro tape battery... but thats still experimental. the only reason that a power suit would be used and mechs wont, is because humans arent shaped like a tank lol. tanks are space effiecent, while mechs arent. and the resultant exra weight, makes mechs too expensive, to bulky and have too many weak points. even so, if we made Nanosuits, spartan suits, or ironman suits, they would be so expensive they would be reserved for elite soliders only, the masses wouldnt be able to use it, its already being done with dragonskin armor, which is almost miraculous. due to politics and expenses, only VIPs, special forces, and other high end forces use it. big story there, too much to write about, look it up
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Airesyll Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm familiar with Dragonskin, and it is awesome.

Silly though how lives are logistically cheaper than gear. >_<
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Who says it's powered by steam? It could be powered by any sort of fantasy/high-tech mechanism. Just because something's steampunk doesn't mean it MUST be powered by steam.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
works for me lol
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HawkZero Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
This is a lovely gun.
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:iconairesyll:
Airesyll Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Gosp Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
really fancy. Just an idea: empty hulls + glowsticks?
Don't know if you see the bullet chambers when a leMat points in your face.
But IF, you could add a pretty nifty ghost bullet effect by puttin the glowsticks in there.
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:iconairesyll:
Airesyll Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried that with mini glowsticks, because the full size ones would not fit. It didn't work all that well though.
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Gosp Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
mh, uncool :/ I guess a AAA battery won't fit in a 41 hull right? Otherwise you could build some underworld-ish ammo with LEDs...

That sh*t would glow like hell :D
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